Posts tagged ‘forestscape’

November 20, 2022

The autumn of our lives

The time for longer and more everlasting contentment is in the autumn of our lives – Albert Emerson

Canon 7D : Canon 10-22 mm : ISO 100 : 10 mm : f/16 : 8.0 sec

Jones Gap State Park
Marietta, South Carolina, USA

October 27, 2022

The not so silent Sathodi Falls

Amazing, how a thundering waterfall can be so violent, yet so calming – all at once.

Sathodi Falls – though just 15 meters high – is quite a picturesque waterfall located deep in the forests of the western ghats. The stream further flows down into the backwaters of the Kodasalli Dam.

Waking up at 5 AM and driving thru the unknown roads (and in few spots no roads at all) was quite an ordeal. The rustic, rugged drive and the bit of early morning trek made it only more adventurous. The thunderous waterfall, the jagged & craggy boulders, the solitude with nature, the magical mist – all this kissed by the morning twilight – made it an even more enriching experience :)

Sony A7III : Sony 24-105 mm : ISO 100: 25 mm : f16.0 : 1/3 sec

Sathodi falls
Balagar, Karnataka, India

February 10, 2022

Hike more, worry less

while one with nature
i find a tranquil ledge
– above the waterfall of my thoughts

During a hike, deep in the forests of Kemmangundi – amidst the verdant greenery and tall indigenous trees harboring some amazing birds, stumbled across this gurgling stream. As if these weren’t enough, my flying friend helped get a view that is probably not seen by (m)any. Grateful to have witnessed the stream flow onto a graceful waterfalls.

p.s : yeah that is me by the ledge, trying to enjoy the view that was normally not visible otherwise :)

DJI Mavic Pro : ISO 100 : 4.73 mm : f2.2 : 1/25 sec

Somewhere in the forests of Kemmangundi
Chikkamagaluru, Karnataka, India

January 7, 2022

A pristine beauty – Hebbe Waterfalls

Alluring, exotic, immaculate … words don’t come close to describe this place. In the forests of deep interior Karnataka, by the district of Chikkamagaluru lies this pristine beauty. 13 kms of thrilling & bone rattling 4×4 ride, thru the secluded tiger reserve gets you here. They say – it’s not about the designation but about the journey. But in case of Hebbe – it is as much about the journey, as about the falls. The effort is totally worth it as you witness the waterfalls rumble thru the forest.

Sony A7III : Sony 16-35 mm : ISO 100 : 16 mm : f22.0 : 2.0 sec

Hebbe Waterfalls
Chikmagalur, Karnataka, India

January 13, 2020

A Window with a View

The views you get to see, depends on the windows you choose.

If you don’t like where you are (even in life), get up & move. You are the one who can decide what happens to you. Worst case, you can at least decide how to respond, with what happens to you – and that makes a world of difference :)

Canon 7D : Canon 10-22 mm : ISO 100 : 11 mm : f3.5 : 2.0 sec

Roaring Fork Motor Nature Trail
Gatlinburg, Tennessee, USA

October 29, 2017

A beauty called Linville Gorge

The Linville Gorge Wilderness Area lies entirely within the Pisgah National Forest. Sometimes referred to as the “Grand Canyon of the East”, it is one of the wildest, most rugged gorges in the eastern United States. Given the terrain, it is also an outdoor paradise.

This is from the Chimney view overlook that provides a glimpse of Linville falls. The falls view is good, but one can’t miss this lovely view behind, especially with the lovely fall colors. Standing at the edge, the sheer depth of the Gorge was scary and at the same time exhilarating :)

 

Canon 7D : Tamron 18-270 mm : ISO 500 : 25 mm : f11.0 : 15 sec

 Chimney View, Linville Falls Trail
Marion, North Carolina, USA
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